• Friends of Dana-Farber 

    Friendships are one of life’s most powerful relationships, shown to boost happiness, improve self-confidence, and help people cope with traumas, including illnesses like cancer. The Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have funded powerful cancer research at Dana-Farber since 1976, allocating more than $25 million to fuel promising research, care, and support programs across all treatment centers. From support for Friends’ Place, the Dana-Farber Chapel, and the art program, to providing funding for the mammography van and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Blood Mobile, the traveling extension of the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, the Power of Friends is everywhere.

    To join the Friends, an all-volunteer community of more than 1,200 vibrant members, or get involved in an upcoming event, please call 617-632-3021 or email friends@dfci.harvard.edu.


    Upcoming Events

    Dancing for a Cure
    December 2014

    This holiday season, several Cape Cod dance studios are teaming up with Dancing for a Cure to raise funds for ovarian and breast cancer research at Dana-Farber. A portion of every ticket sale at these holiday shows will benefit the Friends of Dana-Farber. Visit www.dancingforacure.net for more information on how you can support local dancers and cancer research this winter.

    Chefs Cooking for Hope
    March 5, 2015

    Join the Friends of Dana-Farber for the 17th annual "Chefs Cooking for Hope" event, featuring delicious food, signature cocktails, and specialty wine and beers from 50 of Boston's top restaurant and wine establishments.

    Recent Events

    Saks "Key to the Cure" 2014 Brunch & Fashion Show
    October 16, 2014

    Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with the Friends of Dana-Farber to present the annual nationwide "Key To The Cure" initiative to fight women's cancers. For one weekend in October, Saks donated two percent of all clothing sales to the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.

    An Evening with Friends
    May 2, 2014

    An Evening with Friends, the Friends of Dana-Farber’s annual spring gala, featured fine dining and comedy from Boston’s own Gary Gulman, while celebrating the power of Friends and supporting cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber.

    For more information on Friends’ events, please call 617-632-3021 or email friends@dfci.harvard.edu.

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